Sydney will once again be touched by Olympic spirit as the Harbour City celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the 2000 Summer Games.Wednesday's celebrations will kick off at 7.30am (AEST) with a breakfast fundraising event for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team
After accepting the honour of lighting Sydney's Olympic flame, Cathy Freeman was humble enough to give organisers a get-out clause. Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates recalled offering Freeman the star ceremonial role over dinner in a Los Angeles restaurant four months before the 2000 Games.
They were just two-years-old when the Olympic Games took place in Sydney ten years ago. Now Anthony Melnyk and Hannah Chiu are the school captains
There were over 47,000 volunteers working tirelessly on the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games and each had a different motivation and a different story.
Bonnyrigg Heights Public School (BHPS) is one of only 22 primary schools to participate in a unique event to celebrate the Sydney 2000 10th Anniversary next Wednesday 15 September at Sydney Olympic Park.
Triple Olympian Melinda Gainsford-Taylor today returned to the Sydney Opera House steps where she carried the Olympic flame in 2000. Ten years on, along with treasured memories, she still has the torch and uses it to inspire Little Athletics stars and school children across NSW.
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Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).
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Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.